Apr 4, 2016

You're Loved Little Toto

Scrapbook Layout - You're Loved Little Toto -

A side view of the many layers on the layout

Hello everyone,

I still have a lot of pictures to document from my nephew's birthday and Easter ( I took over 650 pictures all together on just 2 days), so I picked the one of my little Toto (that is his nickname) blowing his candle for this layout

Recently i purchased Simple Stories' Heart collection, and i knew that it will serve to document his birthday, as the colors match perfectly.   To begin this layout, I used the Guy Stuff cut file from The Cut Shoppe exclusively created for Scrapbook Nerd (I am designing for this retailer for the next 6 months) to cut a  large star inside target circles.  Using the outer circle of the target, I used Silhouette studio  to add some words around the perimeter (my title), and  sent it to perforate so I could hand embroider the words.

I used yellow, teal, blue and gold as they are the colors featured on the paper collection

After the title was stitched, I added clear gesso to  the page (i washi taped the stitching) and added color shine in mint, navy, teal and mustard -with the packaging method- to add a watercolor effect to the center of the page.  I added splatters of the same colors following the corners of the star.

I matted only the stars  with vellum, and added stitching just to
the middle of the stars.
I attached it to the layout with foam dots to add height to the layout

The picture was matted using only papers from the Heart collection from Simple Stories and a piece of folded waxed paper.  All the embelishments come from the collection.  I cut the presentation page to create tags, and added the matching stickers.

I used the PL cards to mat and layer the picture,
The tags and banner was created by fussy cutting the presentation page of the collection

Even though the page is busy, I felt that i needed to balance the page and added a small cluster to the opposite side of the picture.  I used the branding strips to cut banners, and pieces of the left over cards.  I also cut the word heart from the sticker sheet title.

a simple staple was enough to attached the little cluster 

Finally I added the date and journal lines under the picture.   I love the results, in hind sight i should have - could have - made the cutout smaller.  I still love the results, and I hope you like it too.

See you soon

The final layout

Materials Used:
Mat - white cardstock, American Crafts
Cut out - White card stock, American Crafts
Cut file,  Guy Stuff, the Cut Shoppe for Scrapbook Nerd
Patterned Papers, Heart Collection, Simple Stories
Embelishments, Heart Collection, Simple Stories
Color Shine Mist - Navy, Mint, Teal, Gold, and Mustard - Heidi Swapp Collection

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